Our Fifth Anniversary has come to a close, and it's time to look back on the year and see what stood out to the dancers. Congrats to Antonio Rosario on his promotion to Solo Artist for the 2017-2018 Season!
Q. Pick one word to describe this season overall. Why?
A. Exceptional is the word I would choose because I have grown in so many areas of my life as a person: artistically, personally, spiritually in the Lord, as well as a teacher.
Q. What ballet was your favorite this season? Why?
A. Scarlet was a dream come true for me. I love dramatic roles. The challenge that comes with those roles brings a certain sense of fulfillment that can't be described in words. Scarlet was a powerful story and I was more than honored to portray Dimmesdale.
Q. What has challenged you the most? How did you grow?
A. Technique, as far as ballet is concerned, is an on-going process and struggle that every dancer will bear in their career. I have grown in accepting that fact, and in using it to improve my instrument in order to deliver the story that needs to be told.
Q. A particularly funny or memorable moment?
A. I forgot my ballet shoes for an outreach performance in Chicago and had to do Before The Vows barefoot. :D
Q. Is there a particular quote or idea that has been inspirational to you this season?
A. The KEY is patient, steady, persistent.
Q. What are you up to this summer?
A. Will be performing in a local dance school's production of Cinderella as the Prince on May 21. Going to Oregon to teach some Flamenco master classes as well as performing but most of all, looking forward to next season!